The Biodiversity Information Service (BIS) are hosting a Zoom event about the Marsh Fritillary on August 24th. This iconic butterfly is currently subject to much conservation effort in Wales to restore populations to their former levels. This informative talk over zoom will showcase this magical species, the stories behind its population fluctuations and the habitats in which it lives along with the work being done to restore and manage its habitat, along with an exciting new breeding programme.
BIS are hosting a follow up field session to compliment the above zoom talk. This is a chance to look at the habitat requirements for the Marsh Fritillary and the management techniques to create and restore suitable habitat. We’ll also carry out a Web Survey and see the butterfly in its larval / caterpillar stages. Learn how to contribute to its conservation!
This event will be outdoors and numbers will be limited. A distance of around 1 mile will be walked, including a steep bank.
Bring food, drink, suitable clothing & footwear – Strong soled boots (or wellies if wet) are needed.
Start 10:30am finish 3pm. Meet at Gwaun Cae Gurwen, with parking in the lay-by. SA18 1NZ, SN70312 11208 with a short walk to the field.
To book now please go to the Eventbrite booking page (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marsh-fritillaries-habitats-web-surveying-outdoor-event-tickets-162043599769)
This event is one of a series BIS are running to promote the wildlife that makes its home within the Brecon Beacons National Park (BBNP) and is thanks to funding from the Brecon Beacons National Park and CLIF bar. Although its focus is on the BBNP and promoting wildlife to individuals and communities within the Park the topics covered will be equally valid across Wales and the UK.